The BSA has a long history of shaping youth into leaders of the future – people of outstanding character who understand the importance of service. On #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017, we’re continuing that history by helping Scouts become the citizens they strive to be.

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Because #GivingTuesday is a global day, the giving is fueled by the power of social media and widespread collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Thanksgiving is a day to ponder on the things we are thankful for. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are days of deals in preparation for the Holiday season. Giving Tuesday is a day to give back. 

Investing in the Boy Scouts of America creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and be instilled with the principles found in the Scout Oath and Law. By contributing to Scouting, you will have a profound impact on the future of America.

Support provided to local councils is used for scholarships, program supplies for youth activities, volunteer training, and camp and service center maintenance. Additionally, the National Service Center provides local councils with program materials, resources and support of the Scouting program.

Funding provided to the National Council is used for the development of program materials and resources, infrastructure support for local councils, and development of both professional and volunteer training materials. 

So, how can you help? Give back, of course! But, #GivingTuesday is also about utilizing social media and collaboration. Take to your personal accounts and share this event with friends and family. Make sure to use the hashtags #WeAreTheBSA and #GivingTuesday to help spread the news. 

Most of all, thank you for your continued and enthusiastic support!

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Julia Thompson
has a Bachelors in English from BYU and is a fund development associate for the Utah National Parks Council.

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